The Tank and Water
Fruit splashing into water makes for some cool shots. Actually learning how to photograph fruit dropped in water takes a little skill and requires a lot of quick shots, technique and sometimes a little luck. But, you can make your own luck if you follow some simple suggestions, and you take a bunch of practice shots. So, here are some tips on how to photograph fruit dropped in water.
First of all, you need to use a completely see-through vat of water. Fish tanks work really well, and you can add your own solid background for better effects. Use tall containers so that the water does not splash out of the tank and onto your camera. If you want to photograph a bright-colored fruit like a strawberry or watermelon, try a dark blue background. A solid color won’t distract from the item, and it may even assist in bringing out the colors.
Use carbonated water. It will create more bubbles when the fruit hits it. Try using natural lighting like sunlight, or place photography lights all around the tank. To create additional lighting, place aluminum foil under the tank so that it will reflect light up from the bottom onto the fruit.
If the worse does happen and you accidentally get water on your camera, read I Got Water on My Camera! What Should I Do? for some tips which will hopefully help save your camera.